I watched it last night and it was absolutely fascinating. Despite the oddity, most of these people seemed to have really good hearts and admirable intentions. many of them focused less on scaling rooftops and throwing down with criminal, and more on community outreach to the poor and homeless. Good for them.
If I were a mutant the last thing I would think about is putting on a costume and fighting crime / robbing a bank. I'd market my freakness for big $$$$$. Every kid around would have my lunchbox and Oprah would love me because I'm not afraid to cry.
Gotta give some love to Uncle Ben. He took on the responsibility of raising his brother's kid and did such a fantastic job that his one bit of random, seemingly impractical, advice has become the unforgiving mantra of his super hero nephew's life. Now that is some effective parenting.
Basically G-Man's review confirmed all of the fears I've had since I read the 1st draft of this script circulating around the internet. They should have gone with a tweaked up script based upon the vastly superior "Emerald Dawn" then one based upon Johns' "Secret Origin". A movie based on Emerald Dawn would have keep GL in space on Oa where he belongs, but DC just can't quit Geoff Johns and had to get Parallax involved. I'm still seeing it but it sounds like a huge disappointment.
$2.99 to $3.99 is just too much money to charge for a comic book. If these companies want to bring in new readers the prices have to come down on monthly titles, even if that means going back to newsprint.
Didn't we just have another reboot with Final Crisis!? I'm about done with DC and Geoff Johns. With reboot after reboot wiping out years of history, I have no connection with any of these characters anymore. When is DC going to realize that for every "new young reader" these gimmicks add, they lose a faithful reader who doesn't want to see years of history disappear on a whim.